Bringing the AP Capstone Diploma Program to Your School

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Schools must be approved by the AP Program before they can offer the AP Capstone Diploma™ program.

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Schools that offer the AP Capstone Diploma program join a network of more than 2,000 schools globally that give participating students the opportunity to develop college-level skills in research, critical thinking, presentation, and team collaboration—areas that are increasingly valued by colleges and universities.

The resources below will help you communicate the value of this diploma program to fellow educators, district and school administrators, students, and parents.

Brochures and Guides

AP Capstone Student Brochure (.pdf/910.99 KB)
Handout explaining how the AP Capstone program works and the many ways it can benefit students, including helping them stand out in the college admissions process.

AP Capstone Implementation Guide 2020-21 (.pdf/961.19 KB)
This guide is the primary source of information for implementing the program in your school. It includes guidance for school administrators, AP coordinators, and teachers of AP Capstone courses.

AP Capstone Reference Guide for College Admission (.pdf/612.8 KB)
Quick guide listing the top six things college admissions officers should know about the AP Capstone Diploma program as they engage with AP Capstone students and review college applications.

AP Seminar Course Overview (.pdf/130 KB)
The two-page Course Overview provides a succinct description of the course.

AP Research Course Overview (.pdf/117 KB)
The two-page Course Overview provides a succinct description of the course.